Troop 441 offers a youth-led program. This means the Scouts select activities and run their program with the support of the Troop Committee and guidance from the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters. The activities do not always go perfectly; however, the Scouts review how each activity went after it is completed. This allows the adults to teach or coach the Scouts so they can improve the next activity. The Boy Scouts learn to be leaders by taking responsibility for the execution of the program.
During the first year, Boy Scouts are encouraged to stay focused on Scout skills. If a Scout regularly participates at Troop meetings and outings, rank advancement should come naturally. It’s not something every Boy Scout does at the same pace. It’s not expected that every Scout is at the same level in rank or position based upon age.